V.I.P by Tia Panipinto

Wren: Just a woman living life. She’s the best photographer at The Miami Beat, a music magazine that covers all the hottest bands.

Reaper: Smoking hot, bass playing, bad boy, for “9th Circle”, Miami’s hottest up-and-coming rock band.

When they meet, there’s mind numbing heat, great sex, and broken hearts.

Now, Wren, along with her best friend, Abby, have rules for dealing with the hot boys backstage. They never get attached. They never screw the same one more than once, and they never, ever, take them home.

Since her first encounter with Reaper, Wren has held tight to the rules, and looks at love and relationships through jaded eyes and a guarded heart. Two years later, Wren is on top of the world. That is, until she’s put on assignment covering “9th Circle” for their first big, headlining show. Wren never wants to fall in love again. Thankfully, what she has with Reaper isn’t love… at least…that’s what she keeps telling herself. Sometimes, there are just certain feelings you can’t ignore. No matter how much you want to. He was a mistake, but now, he may just be exactly what she needs.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Tia Panipinto is an artist, freelance photographer, and freelance writer. After traveling across the United States, from coast to coast, four times, she finally settled in her native Upstate New York. (Not the Statue of Liberty side of New York– the rolling hills and farmland side.) Her books range from steamy red-hot romance, to edge-of-your-seat supernatural suspense. As an Indie Author, she’s self-published one title, so far, that is available on Amazon and has been met with rave reviews. Going the self-publishing route has created its expected obstacles, but it allows her to enjoy directly interacting with readers.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My time as a freelance photographer for indie bands that performed at venues in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C and Florida inspired the general idea for this book. The musicians, fans, club promoters and bouncers all had inspiration that went into the creation of this novel.

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False Prophet, a Legal Thriller by Jeff Rasley

false-prophet-origFalse Prophet, a Legal Thriller is a gritty insider’s confession and rant against the corruption of our legal system. The author practiced law in Indianapolis for 30 years.

Jack Ross loses his soul but finds redemption representing an evangelical African-American preacher. Jack’s downward spiral begins with his idealistic but doomed defense of his best friend and colleague. It becomes an existential crisis. His wife leaves. His partner is in alcohol rehab. Jack’s struggle to reclaim his professional standing self respect is aided by a petty criminal and a hot young reporter. Jack sets out to right the wrongs done to his Christian prophet-client. The pursuit of justice turns up political conspiracy, real estate fraud, kidnapping, and murder. A high price is paid for the truth.

False Prophet reveals the seamy underside of local politics and the legal system in Indianapolis. But it also shows how white folks and African-Americans can worship and work together for justice. The love story is one of frustration and self-destruction, but ultimately understanding, reconciliation, renewed intimacy, and a baby.

Jeff Rasley practiced law in Indiana and the federal courts for 30 years. The legal case in the book is inspired by one the author handled. Characters and events are fictional, but based on Rasley’s experience of representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to crooks and crack heads — the silk stocking and seamy under belly of law practice in Indy.

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
Jeff Rasley is author of seven books. His most recent is “Pilgrimage: Sturgis to Wounded Knee and Back Home Again, a Memoir”. He is a partner in Knowledge Capture Publishing and Editing, a writing coach, and professor at Butler University.

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Chicago B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, All-Academic All-State Football Team, and letter winner in swimming and football; Indiana University School of Law J.D. cum laude, Moot Court, and Indiana Law Review; Christian Theological Seminary M.Div. magna cum laude, co-valedictorian, and Faculty Award Scholar. Rasley was admitted to the Indiana, U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bars. He practiced law in Indianapolis for thirty years. He is currently president of the Basa Village Foundation USA Inc., expedition organizer for Adventure GeoTreks Ltd.,and program mgr. for Scientech of Indianapolis.

For chairing the Indiana-Tennessee Civic Memorial Commission Jeff and the Commission received Proclamations of Salutation from the Governors of Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania and he was made an honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp of the Alabama State Militia, a Kentucky Colonel, and honorary Citizen of Tennessee. He was given a Key to the City of Indianapolis for serving as an intern to Mayor Hudnut and preparing a report on the safety conditions of all Indy Parks. Jeff has received the Man of the Year award from the Arthur Jordan YMCA and the Alumni Service Award from the University of Chicago Alumni Board of Governors.

Jeff has published numerous articles and photos in academic and mainstream periodicals, including Newsweek, Chicago Magazine, ABA Journal, Family Law Review, Pacific Magazine, Indy’s Child, The Journal of Communal Societies, The Chrysalis Reader, Faith & Fitness Magazine, Friends Journal, and Real Travel Adventures International Magazine.

Jeff gives slide show programs about adventure travel and philanthropy to service clubs, community organizations, and churches. He serves on five nonprofit corporate boards. He is an avid outdoorsman and recreational athlete. He leads trekking-mountaineering expeditions in Nepal and has solo-kayaked around several Pacific island groups. His greatest reading adventure was Marcel Proust’s 3600 page “Remembrance of Things Past”.

jrasley@juno.com
www.jeffreyrasley.com

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I practiced law in Indiana and the federal courts for 30 years. The legal case in the book is inspired by one that I handled as a young lawyer. Characters and events are fictional, but are based on my experience of representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to crooks and crack heads — the silk stocking and seamy under belly of law practice in Indy.

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